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Not Enough Pediatric Rheumatologists

Not Enough Pediatric Rheumatologists

A child who does not receive adequate treatment for a rheumatic condition may suffer dire lifelong consequences. Over 300,000 children have been diagnosed with rheumatic diseases, yet fewer than 400 pediatric rheumatologists practice in America.

Drug Holiday Effects on Osteoporosis Patients

Drug Holiday Effects on Osteoporosis Patients

Researchers are confirming “drug holidays” require closer follow-up and attention, especially in patients at high risk of fracturing. Patients who take osteoporosis drugs for years at a time are typically advised to take a “drug holiday” or temporarily discontinue taking the drugs to minimize the likelihood of dangerous side effects.

Gout: A Chronic Disease

Gout: A Chronic Disease

Gout’s reputation as the “disease of kings” is widely undeserved, though many would be surprised to hear that. Often mistaken for only an effect of obesity, gout is dismissed as a more serious ailment, which could leave the patient in great pain and without an effective treatment.

Overactive Immune System Linked to Lyme Disease?

Overactive Immune System Linked to Lyme Disease?

Upwards of 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease each year.  This infection, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, which is a bacterium transferred during a tick bite, affects everything from normal sleep patterns to arthritis in a small percentage of patients. If caught...
A Boost for Lupus Research

A Boost for Lupus Research

On June 29, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations bill, which funds the country’s military and medical activities.

Foods that Alleviate Arthritis Pain

Foods that Alleviate Arthritis Pain

Although arthritis doesn’t have a cure, there are certain things you can do to alleviate the pain. Some of these include participating in activities like yoga, acupuncture, or taking medication. However, there is a natural way to alleviate arthritis pain: eating certain foods that have the power to fight inflammation.